Monday, January 22, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth


I saw Pan's Labyrinth yesterday.

Phew... what can I say? It was good. I would even venture to say it was REALLy good. But it is VERY dark. And disturbing. And there is an incredible amount of violence in it... surprising, awful, shocking violence.

I'm doing my best not to write any spoilers. I think it should be experienced without being tainted by preknowledge. I will give a couple of general impressions though.

It moves a bit slower than I was anticipating. At least at the beginning.

There's less "fantasy" than I was anticipating-- its more like bits of the fantastic encroach on the real world instead. And the fantasy is uglier than I was anticipating too.

I cried in a couple places. And involuntarily exclaimed some things in other areas (mostly things like OH!) One scene literally left me with tears streaming down my face.

The film is sticking with me for longer than I was anticipating too. I find myself remembering scenes and thinking about it quite a bit. And I think that's the sign of a good film.

So go see it, so we can talk about it.

3 Comments:

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

I'm conflicted as to whether or not I want to see this film. A friend went to see it and told me it wasn't as good as he had thought. I still want to see it for myself though.

Maybe this weekend.

 
At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

I need to check this one out and Notes On A Scandal. I've heard nothing but good things on both of these.

 
At 12:54 AM, Blogger kevin said...

Cb
I liked your comment and honesty about your previous breakups. I thought you were very good not having sex with your previous just because ghe wanted to get his first time over with. He WILL thank you for that in the long term thats for sure.

Kev in NZ

 

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